When it all comes crashing down...
Everything I thought I had with Austin Murphy--safety, stability, the normalcy I crave but my celebrity lifestyle rarely allows--was ripped away in one night. I wanted to surprise him, but the joke was on me. Now I don't know if I ever really knew him at all.
Someone has to pick up the pieces...
Mackenzie Forbes was everything I ever wanted and the one person I didn't deserve. When a past mistake costs me the girl I love, I'll do everything I can to get her back. We both have demanding careers and family secrets darkening our pasts, but I need Mackenzie in my future.
Sometimes everything you have to give just isn't enough...
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About the Author
Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal-clear water. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her four kids, a husband, a schnauzer mutt, and three cats. Her goal is to write so many well-crafted romance books that even a non-romance reader will know her name.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I really loved the connection between Austin and is soul mate Mac.g
Heart- piercing. Oh my word! I couldn't measure how much tears I have shed on Losing Us. I have been a fan of Mac and Austin's love story ever since Between Us. I have adored both of them especially when Austin followed his dream and love for music. This was a short but not an easy read. Mac and Austin struggled with distance and fame. Austin had made a mistake in the past and Mac took it very personally. During the process of their heartbreak in Losing Us, I couldn't contain my tears as Jen McLaughlin's words were truly piercing. She made me feel that Mac and Austin really found it hard to let go of each other. I am just glad that this is a happy- ever- after and Mac and Austin will soon be entering a new chapter in their life together and hopefully stronger. Amazing sequel to Between Us, Losing Us will break you and fix you at the same time. Awesome job Jen McLaughlin!
I fell in love with Austin and Mackenzie last year in Between Us, so I was beyond thrilled to learn there would be a second part to their story. After reading the blurb I was more than a little anxious about it because I only wanted sunshine and happiness for these two. That just wasn't to be, however. They needed to go through another rough patch to prove what they had was real and worth it. Losing Us was pretty much made of feels. I was absolutely hooked from the very first pages when Mackenzie surprises Austin at his show and winds up getting a most unwelcome surprise of her own. Of course, there's more to what was going on than met the eye, but that didn't stop it from being pretty darn painful for Mac (and me, for that matter). Because the book was written in alternating perspectives, I always knew the whole story. I knew Austin wasn't a bad guy, but I wanted him to find a way to prove it to Mac. This was a quick read, but an emotional one for me. It hurt to watch these characters go through more drama together. There were quite a few challenges in store for them in this short book. I wanted to shake Mac. Her shields were up so tight she wouldn't give Austin a chance to bust through them. I know she didn't want to get hurt again, but I needed them to work things out. What I think this book did so very well was show that everything isn't all happiness once a couple gets together. Real life seeps in after awhile. There will be challenges and miscommunication. But it's all in how you work through it that shows if the love is meant to last. Neither Austin nor Mac were without fault. They both made mistakes in this book. But, I loved how they came back together and how it worked out in the end. I was with them the whole time and felt all the emotions. I had to break out the wine before it was all said and done. That's the mark of a good, feel-filled book. I can't wait to read the other novellas in this series! I'm so glad these authors wrote sequels this year. I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Austin and Mackenzie find themselves struggling with all of the time apart they have had to endure lately. With Mackenzie touring and writing a new album and Austin raising Rachel while still trying to pursue a dream in music things are just not working out in their schedules. Mackenzie decides to surprise Austin in Nashville at one of his shows and she is the one that gets the surprise. Both of them start doubting the other one's feelings and things spiral downhill quickly. Mackenzie decides for herself how Austin feels and that she isn't enough for him, despite for reassurances that she is. When it all finally comes to a head, Mackenzie and Austin realize that throwing in the towel without talking it out and fighting for their relationship isn't the way to go. It had a nice ending and I was glad I bought it.
I liked this one but felt it was a bit drawn out. These three books are described as novellas in a series that are all linked. What I really liked from the idea perspective was that they are written by three different authors. I think that they all linked them together was pretty cool. I liked this story even though it felt a bit drug out at times. Mac and Austin have an amazing chemistry and love that feels a little coerced sometimes. I felt that this novella was pushed to the max and could have had a bit less to make it better. Overall, this was a 3-1/2 star book. Quick, good read but could have been better.